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DND or Do Not Disturb or also called as Do not Call is a special regulation initiated by TRAI where an individual can register their number ( Both Mobile and Landline ) to avoid calls from telemarketer which many of us find irritating and of no interest. Trai has a offical site, National Do Not Call Registry, where you can check if you number has been activated for DND. Follow this link to check for your number.
It says :
The NDNC Registry will be a data base having the list of all telephone numbers of the subscribers who do not want to receive UCC.After the establishment of NDNC registry, Telephone subscriber (Landline or mobile) who does not wish to receive UCC, can register their telephone number with their telecom service provider for inclusion in the NDNC. Telecom Service Provider shall upload the telephone number to the NDNC within 45 days of receipt. The Telemarketer will have to verify their calling telephone numbers list with the NDNC registry before making a call. To discourage the telemarketers who make calls to the numbers registered in Do Not Call List, a provision has been made whereby Rs.500/ – shall be payable by the telemarketer to the service provider for every first unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) and Rs.1000/- shall be payable for subsequent UCC. There is a provision for disconnection of the telemarketer telephone number / telecom resource if the UCC is sent even after levy of Rs.500/- & Rs.1000/- tariff. In case of non-compliance to the Telecom Unsolicited Commercial Communications Regulations, 2007, the Service Provider is also liable to pay an amount by way of financial disincentive, not exceeding Rs.5000/- for first non-compliance of the regulation and in case of second or subsequent such non-compliance, an amount not exceeding Rs.20,000/- for each such non-compliance.
If you would would like to register/de-register their request for NDNC registry may dial 1909 or SMS to 1909 with keywords ‘START DND’ for registration and ‘STOP DND’ for de-registration. This way you can avoid all those calls which come from banks for loans, mutual funds and any tele marketing scheme and complain against them back if you do get a call from people failing for such non compliance.
If you receive spam SMS/Call, after DND you can send SMS: “COMP <telno/SMS name> <ddmmyyhhmm>” to 1909, toll free. Via